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« on: February 18, 2006, 07:29:39 pm »
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Hey, guys!

You should really read this book if you haven't already.  I really fell in-love with it on the first page.  Let me tell, you this author, is just brilliant.  If you didn't know who he was, and if he was indeed a he, and you read this book you would think a actual Geisha wrote this!

You really learn a ton as well.  Like history, and about the Geisha culture.  Before this book, I didn' even  know what one was, lol.  And now, I know more that the rest of my family, hehe.  That feels good.

It's about this woman who was brung into this world of Geisha when she was little and her mother was dying.  Her Father was old so he too would soon die.  She is sent off with her older sister but they are seperated.

You grow up with her, and learn with her.  She falls in love, just like anyone else, her virginaty is sold, and before she actually becomes a Geisha, goes through many hardships.  Mostly through the Geisha living with her.  And becomes best friends with "Pumpkin".

Wonderful book.  What did you all think of it?  If you read it that is..
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2006, 07:56:19 pm »
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I've only just finished it recently, and it has become one of favourite books. Truly amazing, beautiful story! Beautifully written, kudos to Arthur Golden ♥
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2006, 04:44:16 am »
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I love this book, it's one of my favorites. I've read it for the first time during a holiday four years ago. A friend of mine had it and recommended it to me. I've re-read it a few times since, I never get bored of it. I can't wait to see the film.
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2006, 09:42:10 pm »
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I read it a few years ago and really enjoyed it.
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« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2006, 05:04:02 am »
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My mom read it recently and she really liked it.
A friend of mine also recomended it to me. well she's been recomending it to me since october, but unfortunately I haven't come arround time to read it
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« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2006, 11:58:44 am »
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Has any of you watched the movie?? and in that case, what do you think of the adaptation??  
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« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2006, 12:26:37 pm »
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that is one of my favorite books.  i love the japanese culture.  i really enjoyed the movie, too.  i thought they followed the book pretty well.
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« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2006, 02:44:59 pm »
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I saw the movie and really loved it. I want to read the book. *runs off to amazon*
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« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2006, 11:00:52 pm »
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Quote from: Enara on February 26, 2006, 11:58:44 am   

Has any of you watched the movie?? and in that case, what do you think of the adaptation??  


I really wish I got to see the movie.  But even though I love movies, I don't get to see them that much because I can't drive yet.  (Taking drivers  ed)  And my parents don't like to go to the movies, and my friends don't like it, so ... I can't go very much, lol.  I know, I know, excuses, excuses.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2006, 04:31:49 pm »
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I read the book(in English, the original version, a lady lend me her book) one month ago(Jan.12) and it is a great and sad story at the same time. I enjoyed the movie, the adaptation from the novel is very faithful. I don't really understand why the critics give the movie only one star!! Perhaps the three main actresses in the movie are Chinese and not Japanese, but that is not an excuse. The music is beautiful. Probably, I re-read the book soon, this time in my language, Spanish.
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« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2006, 04:38:16 pm »
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I watched the movie before i read the book and i loved the movie so much bought the book i think a few days after and i loved the book too! the movie is very true to the essence and nature of the book as well my friend read the book and loved it and we made a joke that we are geisha and I call her hatsumomo when she annoys me! tis fun!
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« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2006, 04:49:06 pm »
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Good joke, Wednesday!! I bet your friend call you Chiyo(who was know later as Sayuri) or Pumpkin!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2006, 07:26:36 am »
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I read the book about 3 years ago or so and I love it!!
The movie's currently showing here - I want to see it when I have some time!!
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« Reply #13 on: March 05, 2006, 11:56:08 pm »
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I just finished this book today, actually! So it's ironic that this thread has suddenly surfaced! Haha.

I loved this book! Like, seriously loved it. It was such a beautiful, sad, and enchanting story. I learned so much about Japan and Geisha. The characters were brilliant, and I thought it was interesting to read things about WWII from the Japanese point of view.

I haven't seen the movie yet (wanted to read the book first!), but as soon as it comes out on DVD, I plan to rent it and watch it. It looks good.
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« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2006, 01:24:34 am »
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Speaking of, when does it come out on dvd?

Did that arthur write anything else?  I"m not good with names but he was so talented I feel inspired to read another book of his.

You know, that happens to me a lot.  I watch or read something and come here a little afterwards and BAM, there's a thread about it.
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